1. To prove or disprove claims and theories about the relationships among the 18th c. Virginia Daltons.
2. Link today’s descendants of these Daltons with their unknown 18th, 19th, and 20th century Dalton progenitors and cousins.
3. Locate the common ancestors of all these Daltons before they came to the Piedmont of Virginia.
4. Contribute to the quality, breadth, and depth of knowledge of the many generations of the Dalton family that we study.